Pirates run table in NWC
Whitworth completed a perfect Northwest Conference campaign with a 77-53 win over Linfield in McMinnville, Ore.
Eric Beal led the Pirates (23-2, 16-0 NWC) with 18 points.
Whitworth opens the Northwest Conference tournament Thursday in Spokane, hosting Lewis & Clark at 7 p.m.
CC Spokane 91, Columbia Basin 80: Zach Humphrey scored 18 to lead four Sasquatch in double figures as Community Colleges of Spokane (20-5, 10-3 NWAACC) beat the Hawks in Spokane.
North Idaho 74, Southern Idaho 65: B.J. Shearry scored 21 points with 17 rebounds and Renado Parker added 19 points as the Cardinals (24-4, 14-4 SWAC) pulled away in the second half to beat the Eagles in Twin Falls, Idaho.